Albert Einstein World Award of Science

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Albert Einstein World Award of Science
Obverse of a golden medal with the image of Albert Einstein facing right, the name Albert Einstein at the lower left and the dates 1835-1955 below the name.
Awarded for Recognition and encouragement for scientific and technological research and development.
Country Mexico
Presented by World Cultural Council
Reward Diploma, Commemorative Medal, and US$10,000
First awarded 1984
Official website consejoculturalmundial.org

The Albert Einstein World Award for Science is a yearly award given by the World Cultural Council "as a means of recognition, and as an incentive to scientific and technological research and development", with special consideration for researches which "have brought true benefit and well being to mankind".

The recipient of the award is evaluated and elected by an Interdisciplinary Committee, which is composed of world renowned scientists, among them 25 Nobel laureates.[1]

The award has been named after Albert Einstein and includes a diploma, a commemorative medal, and $10,000.

Award recipients[edit]

Year Recipient Recipient's Institution Field of Research Ceremony Host Ceremony Site Ceremony Host Country Ceremony Date Ref.
2015 Ewine van Dishoeck Leiden University Astrophysics University of Dundee Caird Hall, Dundee, Scotland United Kingdom United Kingdom 19 November 2015 (planned) [2][3][4]
2014 Philip Cohen University of Dundee Enzymology Aalto University Otakaari 1 Building, Aalto University, Espoo Finland Finland 17 November 2014 [5][6]
2013 Paul Nurse Rockefeller University Genetics Nanyang Technological University Nanyang Auditorium, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Singapore Singapore 2 October 2013 [7][8][9][10]
2012 Michael Grätzel École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Solar Energy Aarhus University The Main Hall, Aarhus University, Aarhus Denmark Denmark 18 April 2012 [11][12][13][14][15]
2011 Geoffrey Alan Ozin University of Toronto Nanochemistry University of Tartu Assembly Hall, University of Tartu, Tartu Estonia Estonia 10 November 2011 [16][17][18]
2010 Julio Montaner British Columbia Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Biomedicine Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México Aula Magna Adolfo López Mateos, UAEM, Toluca Mexico Mexico 8 December 2010 [19][20][21][22]
2009 John T. Houghton John Ray Initiative Environmental Research University of Liége Salle Académique, University of Liége, Liége Belgium Belgium 25 November 2009 [23][24][25][26]
2008 Ada Yonath Weizmann Institute of Science Crystallography Princeton University Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey United States United States 11 November 2008 [27][28]
2007 J. Fraser Stoddart University of California, Los Angeles Chemistry and Molecular Nanotechnology Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León Teatro Universitario, Campus Mederos, Monterrey Mexico Mexico 24 November 2007 [29][30][31]
2006 Ahmed Zewail California Institute of Technology Femtochemistry Instituto Politécnico Nacional Sala Manuel M. Ponce, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City Mexico Mexico 28 October 2006 [32][33][34][35]
2005 John Hopfield Princeton University Life Sciences Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro Teatro de la Ciudad Fernando Soler, Saltillo Mexico Mexico 12 November 2005 [36][37][38]
2004 Ralph J. Cicerone University of California, Irvine Atmospheric Chemistry University of Liège Amphithéâtres de l’Europe, University of Liège, Liège Belgium Belgium 8 November 2004 [39][40][41]
2003 Martin Rees Cambridge University Astrophysics University of Helsinki, Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters National Library of Finland, University of Helsinki, Helsinki Finland Finland 17 November 2003 [42][43]
2002 Daniel H. Janzen University of Pennsylvania Biology Trinity College, Dublin Examination Hall, Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin Republic of Ireland Ireland 14 November 2002 [44][45]
2001 Niels Birbaumer University of Vienna Neurobiology Utrecht University Academiegebouw, Utrecht Netherlands Nederlands 21 November 2001 [46]
2000 Frank Fenner Australian National University Biology University of the Witwatersrand Great Hall, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa South Africa 1 November 2000 [47]
1999 Robert Weinberg Massachusetts Institute of Technology Medical Sciences Norwegian University of Science and Technology Main Building, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Norway Norway 11 November 1999 [48][49]
1998 Charles R. Goldman University of California, Davis Environmental Sciences Victoria University of Wellington Hunter Building, Wellington New Zealand New Zealand 19 November 1998 [50][51]
1997 Jean-Marie Ghuysen University of Liège Biochemistry Chulalongkorn University Main Auditorium, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand Thailand 12 November 1997 [52][53]
1996 Alec Jeffreys University of Leicester Molecular Biology University of Oxford Voltaire Room, Taylor Institution, Oxford United Kingdom United Kingdom 23 November 1996 [54]
1995 Herbert H. Jasper University of Montreal Brain Research INBA, CONACULTA Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City Mexico Mexico 16 December 1995 [55]
1994 Sherwood Rowland University of California, Irvine Environmental Sciences CODATA, ICSU, UNESCO Le Manège Convention Center, Chambéry France France 19 September 1994 [56][57]
1993 Ali Javan Massachusetts Institute of Technology Optical Physics Presidencia de la República Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City Mexico Mexico 19 December 1993 [58]
1992 Raymond U . Lemieux University of Alberta Organic Chemistry National Research Council (Canada) Lester B. Pearson Building, Ottawa Canada Canada 1992 [59]
1991 Albrecht Fleckenstein University of Freiburg Physiology Australian National University Chancellor's Building, ANU, Canberra Australia Australia 1991 [60]
1990 Gustav Nossal Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Immunology Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich Cupola Room, ETH Zürich, Zürich Switzerland Switzerland 1990 [61]
1989 Martin Kamen University of Southern California Biochemistry Massachusetts Institute of Technology Edgerton Hall, MIT, Cambridge United States United States 8 November 1989 [62]
1988 Margaret Burbidge University of California, San Diego Astrophysics Instituto Politécnico Nacional Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City Mexico Mexico 19 November 1988 [63][64]
1987 Hugh Huxley Brandeis University Molecular Biology University of Heidelberg Alte Aula, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg Germany Germany 26 November 1987 [65]
1986 Monkombu Sambasivan Swaminathan International Rice Research Institute Agriculture University of Guadalajara Teatro Degollado, Guadalajara Mexico Mexico 6 November 1986 [66]
1985 Werner Stumm Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology Environmental Sciences Royal Institute of Technology Kollegiesalen, Stockholm Sweden Sweden 21 November 1985 [67]
1984 Ricardo Bressani Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP) Nutrition World Cultural Council Auditorio San Pedro, San Pedro Garza García Mexico Mexico 29 November 1984 [68]

See also[edit]

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